Finally, LCK – one of the most fascinating LoL pro leagues has been ready to go.
Right after MSI 2021 ended with the Championship title awarded to RNG and the regrettable second place of DK, the first information about LCK 2021 Summer has been recently posted on Twitter. As stated by the post, the most professional LoL league of South Korea (LCK) is getting started on June 9th – 2 weeks after MSI.
LCK Summer this year will include 10 teams in total, such as T1, DWG KIA, DragonX, GenG, Afreeca Freecs, KT Rolster, Liiv SANDBOX, Nongshim Redforce, Hanwha Life Esports, and Fredit BRION. They will completely try their best to get the title of LCK Champion as well as to be the four teams attending Worlds 2021 taking place in China.
In addition, this summer’s rules will remain the same as the spring one. After the group stage, the six teams having the highest points will continue their path and the others will be eliminated. The quarter-finals have two Bo3 matches: 3rd vs 6th and 4th vs 5th (according to their standings after the group stage) and the winning ones will get straight into the semi-finals and face the 1st and 2nd teams. The two names joining in the Grand Finals will be determined after the end of the semi-finals.
With a lot of impressive performances during Spring Split and the recent MSI, DK is obviously the first nomination for the LCK Championship title. However, looking at these summer line-ups, there are loads of teams that can knock them out of the road such as T1, GenG, or HLE. Additionally, DK has just left Iceland a few days ago, so 2 weeks seem to be a relatively short break for them.
Besides, LCK Summer is probably using patch 11.11, at least until the end of the group stage. As a result, our two latest champions – Viego and Gwen – will be disabled (again) because of their uncountable bugs and so far, Riot has had no efficient way to solve them.